By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~
As election season comes to a close, Student Government Association (SGA) will hold the Senate election beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 4 and ending at 4 p.m. Nov. 5.
The Board of Elections announced that there are 11 candidates running for office. Those who are elected will begin their terms in January. In previous years, senators served for a school year, but a new election cycle was approved last semester that changed the term length to a full calendar year, mirroring the new SGA executive terms.
As senators, those elected will serve on one of SGA’s standing committees. These committees focus on specific aspects of student life, and, as members, senators act as mediators between students and the administration. The committees include academic affairs, off-campus living, residential affairs, student organizations and student rights and identity.
The candidates running for Senate positions are:
Mingxin (Sunny) Guo – First Year
Chris Harding – First Year
Jacob Jansen – First Year
Michael Krauza – First Year
Johnny Srsich – First Year
Sylvia Chemweno – Sophomore
Zeina Farhat – Sophomore
Shelby Lauter – Sophomore
Anthony Luster – Sophomore
Brennan Mullins – Sophomore
Sara Ochieng – Junior
To vote in the election, go to xavier.edu/election during the voting period.